Day 13: On creating and destroying

One of my favorite themes of both the article and the workshop was the idea of creation being birthed from destruction. In the Hindu mythology of the trimutri, God is represented by three entities: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the sustainer, and Shiva the destroyer. The role of Shiva, that force of deconstruction or transformation, is critical to creative work. Nothing can be created without first destroying something else.

Day 9: How a director’s communication can make or break collaboration

I started reading Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg thinking of it as a personal development book, one that would help me understand and explore the way motivation works in my own life and actions. And it is that, most certainly. But as I was reading the second chapter which is all about teamwork and effective collaboration, I was struck again and again by how what I was learning could inform my work as a director.